Jaguar has unveiled the company’s first virtual electric hypercar, designed exclusively for the Gran Turismo Sport.
The new Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe is a futuristic EV hypercar that, according to the automaker, takes inspiration from the company’s rich racing heritage, referencing the C-Type and D-Type classic race cars.
Jaguar says that its new virtual hypercar is powered by three electric motors for a combined 1006 HP (1020 PS) and 885 lb-ft (1,200 Nm) of torque. One motor sits at the front and the other two at the rear, making the latest Jaguar hypercar capable of a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in less than two seconds and reaching a top speed in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h).
Gran Turismo’s latest virtual electric hypercar is built upon a lightweight monocoque chassis made from carbon-fiber composites and advanced aluminum alloys, giving it a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a total weight of just 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs).
The exterior design of the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe combines beautiful sculpted fenders with a deployable active aero wing to alter downforce levels. The interior is focused clearly on the driver, with the cockpit divided by a ‘bridge’ upon which sits the gear lever.
The dramatic interior architecture is packed with cutting-edge technology too, as the electric hypercar comes with an on-board AI system called “KITT-E”, operating other systems and providing the interface between driver and machine.
“This project has been completely led by our young designers and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to create a vehicle steeped in our incredible heritage but pushing the boundaries of future design,” said Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director. “The team have done an incredible job in creating something which is clearly identifiable as a Jaguar, inspired – but not constrained – by our iconic past.”
The new Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe will be available for players to download in the Gran Turismo Sport at the end of November.